Weddings by Riu celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.
Civil Ceremonies: Are performed by a Judge and are legally recognized. Paperwork as well as blood tests are required (HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and all STD's are tested). The newlyweds will receive a legal marriage certificate in Spanish Language.
Importante: Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding will be performed. As each country has specific requirements, we would recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your country. *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.
Symbolic & Renewal of Vows Ceremonies
: Are Blessing Ceremonies performed by a Non-denominational Minister and are not legally recognized. No paper work, blood tests and witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a “symbolic” marriage certificate.
Importante: Riu Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the reliability of our properties which always welcomes cultural diversity, please note that our Riu properties in Mexico performs symbolic same-sex weddings.
In order to apply for a renewal of vows ceremony is a must to send a photocopy from the legal marriage certificate of your home country.
Locations: All of our resorts offer different locations to hold the wedding ceremony. At Riu Palace Riviera Maya you may choose from:
• Beach: Capacidade máxima 100 pessoas According to Local Tax regulations a tax fee of $240.00 USD applies for every event that takes place on the beach in 2014 *Price varies depending local regulations every year.
Table tennis, workout, volleyball, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board and snorkelling equipment
Sauna, whirlpool bath and gym
Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
Free entry to "La Piñata" discotheque and drinks (Riu Tequila, open every night)
Other sports in hotel (additional charge):
Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
Various water sports available
18-hole golf course
The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
All meals and snacks:
Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
Continental breakfast / snacks
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Dinner ("Don Manolo" restaurant):
Buffets and live cooking stations
Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
Brazilian Rodizio (main course with table service; buffet starters and dessert)
"Agave" Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
À la carte:
"Krystal" Fusion restaurant
"Yashima" Japanese restaurant
Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
Snacks 24 hours a day
For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants at all the Riu hotels in Playacar
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day